The latest Prototype is out now, featuring the WannaCry worm, China’s new Silk Road, brain-on-a-chip, HP’s new supercomputer, and much more. Meanwhile at The Warren Centre, we’ve hosted briefings from Tom Gellibrand, Deputy Program Director of Sydney Metro, and visiting international STEM expert Dr Rodger Bybee.
Thanks for all the feedback we received during the survey that recently closed. In addition to the science, tech and engineering content we publish, the typical Prototype reader is very interested in business and enjoys the balance and diverse range of the Prototype. Here are this week’s batch of our favourite ten stories from global innovation.
TWC’s John Phillips discusses the importance of STEM education, while we look at Australia’s patent ecosystem, how robots make economic statistics obsolete, Chinese scientists sequencing tea plant DNA, an AI lyrebird, how to regulate algorithms, maker spaces, and much more.
The energy supply crisis continues to dominate Australian sci-tech headlines. But at the same time, we report on some amazing medical breakthroughs and new developments in space, as the Cassini probe embarks on its final mission to fly through Saturn’s rings.
From Aristotle’s Analytics to Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia, the search for truth by scientists and engineers is a foundation of modern enlightenment. Scientific truth informs engineering and technology to build the wealth and well being that define our modern quality of life.
The quest for solutions to buffer increasing variable renewable energy production and peak summer afternoon demand may not be taking a rest in the ramp up to the early 2018 season. This week’s special edition of The Prototype features a few of the energy storage companies and technologies promising to make a difference.
This week the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) published insights from senior engineers on the role engineers and technologists play in delivering the future. In a time of rapid technological change, it is worthwhile to reflect on the role we play to lead multidisciplinary collaboration that serves our community.
Each week, the Prototype team reviews news from a broad global feed to look ahead and give a sense of where technology is taking the world. This week’s stories range from cellular bio-engineering to the business of energy and the possibilities for human-computer medical breakthroughs. The stories below give a sense of the trends we’ve monitored. It’s a bright horizon.
Australia needs a long-term innovation mindset and a durable cultural change that persists across election cycles. With over 20 years of The Warren Centre’s Innovation Lectures and over 33 years of dedicated efforts, we know there is still much work to do as new disruptions open opportunities and deliver threats.
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